House Republicans on Friday were amid their three-day legislative retreat at Baltimore's Inner Harbor and observers couldn't help but take note of how relatively low-key this year's affair is by comparison with last year's.Politico described some of the main differences:Last year, they opened the do
A look to President Obama's even temperament and management skills can offer some hints on how he’s navigated the country through a prolonged economic crisis, an overhaul of the American health care system and endless political battles.
This is not the first time that Democrats have lost their Congressional footing. During President Clinton’s first term, Newt Gingrich famously led a Republican revolution and took over Congress in 1994.
If you're a president trying to reposition your administration as centrist and pro-business, you have to be encouraged by the public reaction so far to your choice of former Clinton era Commerce Secretary William Daley as the next White House chief of staff.Take the response from the business commun
If all had gone well, congressional leaders would have been sipping on Slurpees at the White House Thursday. President Obama called a meeting with Republican and Democratic leaders to discuss economic concerns, particularly the soon-to-expire Bush tax cuts.
President Obama really expected he would be able to change Washington, it wasn't just campaign rhetoric.And some in his White House expect the 2012 Republican presidential nominee will be Mike Huckabee.Those are two of the most salient elements from Peter Baker's New York Times Magazine piece on Oba